Bellingen Shire Australia Day Awards 2022 Nominations

Submissions closing on 20 December 2021, 04:30 PM


Nominations have now closed for our Shire's 2022 Australia Day Awards, which recognise our local heroes who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure we remain a connected, sustainable and creative community.

There's something for everyone this year with eight 'fresh and local' award categories that you can nominate someone for as part of our Shire's 2022 Australia Day Awards celebrations.

So if you know a local business owner or farmer who’s leading by example, or someone making a big difference in our arts scene or local environment, or maybe they’re helping to keep us active and healthy or simply changing people’s lives for better, then please nominate them. 

The eight categories for this year's 2022 Australia Day Awards are:

  • Home Grown Heroes Award: open to all volunteer Emergency Service personnel and groups
  • Arts Award: open to all local artists working across all artistic mediums
  • Karma Award: open to anybody within the Shire who gives the gift of their time and attention to help others
  • Environment Award: open to all volunteer individuals and groups who protect, repair and conserve our environment
  • Leading on The Land Award: open to the agricultural community, providing sustainable solutions for the local area
  • Active & Healthy Award: open to all active & healthy members of our community
  • Business Innovation Award: open to all local businesses facing the challenges of the economic climate
  • Community Champion Award: open to all members of our community who have contributed towards ensuring we remain a connected, sustainable and creative community

People can be nominated by individuals, community groups or organisations. 

Nominations close Monday 20th December, 4:30pm and will be presented at our Shire's Australia Day 2022 Celebrations, which will be held in Dorrigo on Wednesday 26th January 2022, so stay tuned for more details over the coming weeks.

To nominate someone great, please complete the online form below.